Sun in Louisiana is good, but cover is needed. A tent refers to a shelter made of fabric that is draped over or attached to a frame of poles or a supporting rope. A canopy is an overhead roof attached to a structure intended to provide shade/shelter. Many outdoor events, from birthday parties to wrap & premiere parties, use tents and/or canopies to create unique event spaces. Event production companies can use tents and canopies to design elaborate events around particular themes in the world of entertainment, whether it's the release of a new film or a corporate gathering.